How you won and lost the genetic lottery

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 30 reps Joined Oct 2010
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:25 PM

WON: 52 years old with full head of thick hair.

LOST: Clumsy all my life

Yours?


jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 45 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:29 PM

Won-Math genius (nothing I did to work hard at it, just got lucky) which has led me to be able to take care of my family without breaking my back at a manual labor job.

Lost-Gout, gout can suck my balls it is the worst pain on the planet up there with kidney stones and child birth...and I go through it at least once a month even with all the preventative medicine and diet.



Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 153 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:44 PM

Won….ambidextrous and can do crazy sporting skill stuff pretty easily. Won’t go bald.

Lost….sinus/dizzy/near vertigo too often. Yellow-ish cast on teeth


My kids got all the good genetics….every parent’s hope

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 233 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:45 PM

WON: Good hair with little chance of going bald. Also tall.

LOST: Gangly idiot.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 233 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:46 PM

Bet cc brags about his ding dong.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 45 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:54 PM
posted by justincredible

Bet cc brags about his ding dong.

Has he done this before? Seems a bit odd on an online forum. Shoot, haven't truly heard anyone brag about the size of their ding dong since HS.  


Sure, a few jokes here and there since but no one really bragging about it as an adult.

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 19 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 2:55 PM

Won: I have a remarkable memory. I can remember places, events, and facts from pretty much my entire life...

Lost: except people's names

Fletch Member
0 posts 3 reps Joined Nov 2020
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 6:51 PM
posted by justincredible

Bet cc brags about his ding dong.

LOL, I was literally going to say I lost the dong genetics (which I did...extremely average)


Won-  Above average looks.  Good enough to know that I got jobs in the past due to the fact I dont look like a oger.  Athletic ability to be average size and really fast.  Used to be able to jump out of the gym also.

Lost- heart arrythmia, high cholesterol, gray hair in my 30's, Likely ADD, gout, oh yea and average on the DL.  But hey at least I am not gay.

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
4,899 posts 96 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 10:22 PM

Won: lost a grand father, father brother and sister to non Hodgkin lymphoma and I’m cancer free

Lost : still had to watch them all die

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 29 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 9:05 AM

Won: eyesight and teeth are shockingly good considering the white trash upbringing i put them through. like i flossed for the first time when i was like 20 in college when someone i was going out drinking with told me it was a good thing to do after boozing all night (i also stayed away from meth which definitely helped the teeth)

Lost: debilitating heart conditions (several run in my family, i have 2 of them) that i unknowingly passed down to my son. fuck

33,369 posts 125 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 9:57 AM

Win - 

  • 20/10 eyesight which has not deteriorated at all. 
  • Impeccable hearing which also has not deteriorated at all. I have a weird ability to be able to listen to like 3-4 conversations at once and clearly make out 90% of what is said.
  • Teeth that never needed braces, just naturally straight
  • Excellent hand/foot-eye (somehow, I think my 3 year old is already better though)
  • Very good memory - not for specific dates, but for events and sights, etc. This seems to be waning a bit


Loss - 

  • I've got Ankylosing Spondylitis. Which is maybe the most painful thing ever. It's "treatable", so I've been symptom free for a few years. But it took them almost 2 years to diagnose it. I lost a decent amount of work (independent contractor at the time) and my social life crumbled. I couldn't get out of bed for days at a time.
  • Laziness

fish82 Senior Member
4,402 posts 36 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 11:51 AM
posted by justincredible

Bet cc brags about his ding dong.

Well fuck me, I was just about to do that. :(

That said, it probably just looks yuge since I'm essentially a dwarf lol. 


kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 16 reps Joined Aug 2017
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 12:49 PM

Win : Mechanically inclined and smart. So I got a good job and can afford to do pretty much everything I want for my house since I'll do it myself. 

Loss: Rigid, oddly shaped feet that always hurt. Was told I'd eventually have problems and I figured my doctor was an idiot since I never did.. but then it manifested as I've gotten older. They hurt pretty much all the time anymore. 

 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 11:21 AM
posted by Fletch

LOL, I was literally going to say I lost the dong genetics (which I did...extremely average)


Won-  Above average looks.  Good enough to know that I got jobs in the past due to the fact I dont look like a oger.  Athletic ability to be average size and really fast.  Used to be able to jump out of the gym also.

Lost- heart arrythmia, high cholesterol, gray hair in my 30's, Likely ADD, gout, oh yea and average on the DL.  But hey at least I am not gay.

This may be the most CC post ever.


ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 11:22 AM

Where does "Freehuddle membership card" belong on this list?

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 7 reps Joined Aug 2010
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 12:23 PM

Won: Mother was college D1 athlete so got some of those athletic traits passed down. Full head of hair. Come from good line of relatively healthy people especially on my fathers side.

Lost: Mother's side of family history of breast cancer - hope my mom and sisters can avoid that. Some really thick eyebrows (never hear the end of that from my wife). Chronic case of avoidance in my family - we don't talk about or address issues...

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